28th Annual Georgetown Wooden Boat Show @ waterfront and along Front Street
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day

Blue Ridge Chapter of ACBS and the Harbor Historical Association present a great exhibit of vintage boats in Georgetown, SC.

The Georgetown Wooden Boat Show – always held on the third weekend in October – features one of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music.

A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge when teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a 4-hour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River.Sunday is a fun-filled family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Regatta, and an Opti Pram Regatta.

Check our schedule of events for updates and be sure to book your stay at HammockCoast.com.

The Wooden Boat Show takes place on the waterfront and along Front Street in Historic Downtown Georgetown. The Show is produced by the Harbor Historical Association, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All proceeds benefit the South Carolina Maritime Museum. 


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Lake Mirror Classic Annual Car Festival & Boat Show
Oct 21 all-day

October 21, 2017 Lakeland, FL

Lake Mirror promenade downtown Lakeland includes classic wooden boats, antique motorcycles, vintage fashion show and collectible cars.

To register contact: www.lakemirrorclassic.com or for more information contact Bruce Kester at 407.925.1397 or [email protected]

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Workshop
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

SML Fall Workshop

Admission Fee $5.00

Lunch will be served

The workshop is open to the public.

Water Wonderland Chapter 2017 Fall Dinner & Annual Meeting @ Park Place Hotel
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm

Come Join your fellow WWC/ACBS members in honoring our founders, furthering our vintage boating legacy, and celebrating our 40th year among friends!

6:00PM- Cocktail Reception/ Silent Auction


Annual Meeting to follow

RSVP online (WWC website) or by completing/mailing registrations form with check

Make checks payable to : Water Wonderland Chapter/ACBS

Mail To: Jeff Rogers, 1340 Breton Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49506

Deadline: Monday, 10/23/17

WWC Chapter Fall Dinner & Annual Meeting

ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare
Nov 4 – Nov 5 all-day
ACBS Board of Directors Planning Meeting @ Radisson Chicago O'Hare | Des Plaines | Illinois | United States

Chicago is the gathering place for the 2018 ACBS Board of Directors first Quarterly Meeting.

The proposed annual budgets will be presented for approval.  All Committee Chairs will report both achievements of the 2017 year, and more importantly, plans and challenges for the upcoming year.

All ACBS members are invited to attend.  Every Chapter President has a vote at the Board Meetings.

  • Basic Agenda:
    • Friday, Nov. 3, 2017        3:00 pm Executive Committee          6:00 pm   optional Chicago Steakhouse dinner
    • Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017   8:00 am  Breakfast, 9:00 am Meeting,   6:00 Chicago Pizza dinner
    • Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017     8:00 am Breakfast   9:00 am Meeting,   noon  adjournment
  • Lodging – Attendees must make their own lodging reservations
    • Radisson Chicago O’Hare, 1450 E. Touhy Ave., Des Plaines, IL   847-296-8866
    • Room block at group rate of $114+tx is for Antique & Classic Boat Society


3rd Annual Carter Craft & Carter Boat Show @ Callaway Historical Society
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hudson River Chapter ACBS Annual Fall Awards Banquet @ Charlie Brown's Steakhouse
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm

Please plan to attend our Fall Awards Banquet on November 12th. Next year’s officers and board members will be presented for your approval as well as some topics for your consideration as we look to 2018.

Dan Gyoerkoe, Executive Director of The Antique and Classic Boat Society, Inc is planning to attend and it will be a great opportunity to learn more about the future of ACBS, ask questions and discuss our own chapter successes and concerns.

2017 Fall Banquet

2018 Sunnyland Boat Festival @ to be announced
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Save the dates.  More information will be coming.

ACBS 2018 Winter Board of Directors Meeting @ Mission Inn
Mar 22 all-day

Meeting will again be held in conjunction with the Sunnyland Chapter Antique and Classic Boat Festival on Lake Dora.

Closest airport is Orlando International (MCO) serviced by all major airlines. Alternate airport is Sanford-Orlando International with limited scheduled airline service, primarily Sun Country and Allegiant. Both airports are approximately 45 minutes from the hotel.

Hotel will be The Mission Inn. The hotel is in the process of redecorating all their guest rooms and installing new soft goods. Consequently they are increasing our room rate to $150/night plus tax. They are waiving their resort fee. This is a significant reduction from their standard 2018 rate of $209/night.

Executive Committee Meeting Wednesday 3/21
Full Board Meeting Thursday 3/22

The 23rd Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance @ Lakewood Yacht Club
May 5 – May 6 all-day

The 23rd Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance, benefiting The Boys & Girls Harbor is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, 2018.


The weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, TX and attracts more than 15,000 attendees. The car and boat exhibitors come from every part of the United States, as do the spectators.


Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance is a weekend-long, nationally acclaimed classic car and vintage wooden boat show that takes place each spring at the Lakewood Yacht Club in beautiful Seabrook, Texas. Founded by Lakewood Board Members Bob Fuller and Paul Merryman in 1995, today Keels & Wheels welcomes approximately 200 cars and 100 boats, and has raised more than $1.7 million for local charities, while drawing thousands of participants and spectators from all over the U.S. and Europe.


Visit www.keels-wheels.com for more information

ACBS Summer Quarterly Meeting at Smith Mountain Lake @ Mariners Landing
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

Smith Mountain Lake chapter has been chosen as the host chapter for this meeting.

  • Thursday, June 7, 2018  –  ACBS Exec Committee Meeting and chapter welcome reception 
  • Friday, June 8, 2018   –   ACBS Board of Directors Quarterly Meeting
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018   –   Smith Mountain Lake Chapter mini boat show 

Closest airports are Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia, both serviced by major airlines, or take the adventurer’s route by car over the Blue Ridge Parkway through the Shenandoah National Forest.

The meeting venue has been confirmed as Mariner’s Landing. This is primarily a two and three bedroom condo
style facility with limited single rooms. Some sharing of condos will likely be required. Rates are currently
being finalized with a target of less than $175 per bedroom per night.

Although not in conjunction with Smith Mountain Lake’s annual boat show, chapter President Alan Frederick is
putting together a boating event for us to explore beautiful Smith Mountain Lake and show us why it’s called
“the jewel of the Blue Ridge area”. Details to follow.

28th Annual Fulton Chain Rendezvous @ Town Docks
Jul 13 – Jul 14 all-day

July 13-14

Old Forge, NY at the town docks. Friday evening Welcome Reception, Saturday Boat Show and Awards Dinner.

Contact: Old Forge Visitor Center at 315-369-6983 or www.oldforgeny.com

2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center
Sep 12 – Sep 15 all-day
2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show @ Blue Water Convention Center | Port Huron | Michigan | United States

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show is scheduled for Sept. 12-15.

The 2018 Annual ACBS Meeting & International Boat Show will be held at Port Huron, Michigan.

Port Huron will shine as a first class host for the boat show and the annual meeting activities. The newly opened Blue Water Convention Center will be the meeting venue and the adjacent DoubleTree by Hilton® Hotel will house guests comfortably and affordably in over 225 rooms. Both facilities have beautiful views of the Blue Water Bridge and St. Clair River. The River Street Marina, within walking distance of downtown restaurants and located on the Black River, will be providing protected docking facilities for over 100 boats. The Black River flows into the St. Clair River which connects Lake Huron to Lake St. Clair – setting the perfect stage for three days of enjoyable boating and pre-events.